"My favorite offense is the one Coach Hackett is bringing to the Buffalo Bills" Nassib said. "That offense we had last year was probably the most fun I’ve had playing football. We were going so fast, we didn’t care if something bad happened. We just worried about the next play and sometimes that’s how you’ve got to play football."
Nassib is only fueling the fire that the Bills might take him at No. 8 overall, but the explanation of the offensive strategy is what intrigues me. The short memory is good, but the up-tempo nature allows you to run more plays and get more chances - but it also wears out your own defense that wasn't so hot to begin with. We'll see how it translates to the NFL with the Bills' current defense. Bruce Smith and Cornelius Bennett aren't walking through that door.
"Buffalo/Doug Marrone (Jan. 6): Considering Marrone was a less-than-dazzling 26-26 in his four years as Syracuse's head coach, this hire made Bills fans slap their heads in wonder. Yes, he was once New Orleans' offensive coordinator, but he served in that role under the offensive mastermind Sean Payton."
Let's start with the "less-than-dazzling" record under Marrone, which should read "25-25" if we expected national media members to give a rip. As multiple folks nationally and locally have noted, that program was a tire fire when Marrone arrived and hadn't been to a bowl game since 2004, nor won one since 2001. In a sport where building a program is everything, Marrone built one from virtually nothing as he helped do in New Orleans. It's also strange that Chip Kelly has hope to "become the latest college-to-pro success story, in the mold of Jim Harbaugh," but Marrone doesn't.
History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patriots - Don Banks - SI.com
"When you throw in the Cowboys-Bills consecutive Super Bowls of 1992-93 (each won by Dallas), it's an 0-12 rematch record for the team losing the first of two back-to-back championship games." The Bills over the Chargers in the '64 and '65 AFL title games and the losses to the Cowboys in the Super Bowl are two of those 12.
Pro athletes put their passion into products at trade show - ReviewJournal.com
Jim Kelly is getting into business selling money clips with team logos. He's apparently throwing himself into it full bore.
College all-star games mobilize Bills scouts - BuffaloBills.com
“We’ll usually send three to four scouts to each of these college all-star games,” Whaley told Buffalobills.com. “One of the major benefits from that is the ability to get one-on-one interviews and talk to the prospects. A lot of the time in the fall you don’t get to speak with the players individually. Most of the time in the fall you’ll get to speak to a coach, but you don’t get any interaction with a player.”
49ers (-4) And Ravens (+8) Are The Picks | Bob Matthews' Column - WHAM 1180
"I hope Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo’s mysterious girl friend saga causes him to slip to the No. 40 overall pick in April’s NFL college draft and that the Buffalo Bills capitalize and select him."